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March 17, 2018
Jeramy Pinkerton (left), fisheries specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, helps Erin Schaeffer, with the University of Minnesota, as she makes an incision in the underbelly of a muskie to insert a hydro-acoustic transmitter in April 2017. Also on board were Mark Paulson (left), fisheries technician, and Keith Okeson, past president of Muskies Inc. News Tribune file photo
Muskies on the move: Researchers find that St. Louis River fish like to travel
March 17, 2018 - 6:45pm
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
A problem the rest of the country shares with Toys R Us: Not enough babies
March 16, 2018 - 10:51am
March 14, 2018
Monsanto Company logo from Wikimedia Commons.
Monsanto's cancer fight judge pictures weed killer showers
March 14, 2018 - 11:12am
Monsanto Company logo from Wikimedia Commons.
Monsanto's cancer fight judge pictures weed killer showers
March 14, 2018 - 11:12am
FILE — Stephen Hawking, the physicist and author, at a news conference to announce the space exploration initiative "Breakthrough Starshot" at One World Observatory in lower Manhattan, April 12, 2016. (Karsten Moran/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
'May you keep flying like superman in microgravity': Tributes pour in for physicist Stephen Hawking, dead at 76
March 14, 2018 - 6:29am
March 8, 2018
Nabiha Chaudhry (left), with assistance from her classmate Anna Imes, fills a bucket attached to Chaudhry's bridge with sand to see how much weight it will support before it breaks during the 25th annual ASCE Toothpick Bridge Contest for local high school students Thursday at the Ward Wells Field House on the UMD campus. Both students are Hermantown High School freshmen.  Bob King /
Toothpick bridges put to the test
March 8, 2018 - 8:06pm
A rendering of China's 9½-ton space station, Tiangong-1. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
China's space lab will soon crash to Earth. Scientists think they know where - sort of.
March 8, 2018 - 7:34am
February 28, 2018
Oklahoma toughens oil fracking rules as shale earthquakes climb
February 28, 2018 - 1:40pm
February 22, 2018
The plutonium at Hierapolis, Turkey / Wikimedia Commons
Scientists discover the secret to ancient Roman 'Gate to Hell'
February 22, 2018 - 1:23pm
February 6, 2018
Courtesy / Stanford University School of Medicine
Breakthrough cancer ‘vaccine’ may eventually eliminate tumors in rapid, inexpensive way, researchers find
February 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 4, 2018
(From l to r): Claire Taubman, Cloquet sophomore, Jordin Weisz, Cloquet junior, Dr. Cynthia Welsh, Science Research Mentor, and Morgan Smith, Cloquet junior at the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad in Houston, Texas.
Cloquet science students win more awards
February 4, 2018 - 12:15am
February 3, 2018
After removing the observatory dome shutter, sheet metal workers, including supervisor Kevin Holappa (left), lower it to the ground at the home of former UMD planetarium director Glenn Langhorst in Moose Lake earlier this week. The crew worked to disassemble the dome one "slice" at a time, crated it and then hauled it back to UMD, where it will one day be reassembled and house a new telescope. Bob King /
Dreaming of the stars: Observatory dome returns to UMD as part of larger plan
February 3, 2018 - 7:21pm
Reader's view: Nolan our effective advocate in D.C.
February 3, 2018 - 6:16pm
January 30, 2018
An artist's reconstruction of the new titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae on a coastline in what is now the Western Desert of Egypt approximately 80 million years ago. MUST CREDIT: Andrew McAfee, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Scientists discover 'the Holy Grail of dinosaurs' in Africa
January 30, 2018 - 3:42pm